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D.A.S.P.O. by Ronald B. Fenster and Jerold A. Greenfield

August 20, 2015

Ronald B. Fenster and Jerold A. Greenfield's D.A.S.P.O.: An Unhinged Novel of Vietnam  (Creative Book Publishers International, 360 pp., $14.95, paper), we are told, is "the M*A*S*H* if the Vietnam War.”  We also are told that…

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Darker Than Dark by John Admire

August 19, 2015

Retired Marine Corps Major Gen. John Admire in his novel,  Darker Than Dark (Yorkshire Publishing, 412 pp., $19.95, paper; $7.99, Kindle), wanted to pay special tribute to the men with whom he served in Vietnam in…

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Windfalling by Paul J. Nyerick

August 18, 2015

Paul Nyerick served in Vietnam as a Marine Corps forward observer. He began writing poetry with his multiple sclerosis support group. Windfalling (Outskirts Press, 302 pp., $17.95, paper; $2.99, Kindle) is an action adventure novel…

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Bac Si by Tom Bellino

August 15, 2015

Tom Bellino served as a Navy psychologist during the Vietnam War. The main character in his novel, Bac Si (Outskirts Press, 188 pp., $24.95, hardcover; $14.95, paper; $7.99, Kindle),  is Navy Lieut. Thomas Staffieri, a psychologist…

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Marshall’s Marauders by Allan A. Lobeck

July 18, 2015

Allan A. Lobeck's Marshall’s Marauders  (Lulu, 396 pp., $33.92; $2.99, Kindle) has one unique feature: Of the hundreds of Vietnam War novels I have read, this is the only one that has no page numbers.…

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Vietnam…Viet-Bloody-Nam by Davide A. Cottone

July 16, 2015

Davide E. Cottone's Vietnam... Viet-Bloody-Nam  (P.I.E. Books, 270 pp., $26.99, paper; $6.99, Kindle) is about Manfred and Tony, two Australians born shortly after World War II who grow up to be close friends. They take very…

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Pick Up at Union Station by Gary Reilly

June 22, 2015

Pick Up at Union Station (Running Meter Press,  274 pp., $16.95, paper) is the seventh book in The Asphalt Warrior Series . Murph, the Denver cabdriver featured in the first six books of this unique and…

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Forces-at-Play by Daniel Refvik

June 5, 2015

I surmise from internal evidence in his book, Forces-at-Play (Outskirts, 550 pp., $25.95, paper; $9.99, Kindle) that Dan Refvik served in Vietnam in the Marine Corps, but nowhere in the book does he ‘fess up to that. The…

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The Centurions by Jean Larteguy

May 19, 2015

Jean Larteguy (the pen name of Jean Pierre Lucien Osty, 1920-2011) spent time in prison in Spain in 1942, the year I was born. He then joined the Free French Forces and served seven years…

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Wilderness of Tigers by W. Bruce Arnold and Robert Bruce Arnold

May 14, 2015

U.S. Air Force Col. W. Bruce Arnold created Wilderness of Tigers:A Novel of Saigon  (Chandelle of Sonoma, 524 pp., $17.95, paper; $9.99, Kindle) after serving in Vietnam in 1967-68 as the Chief of DARPA’s Research and…

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